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throws at Murray

Union City High School sophomore Tristan Jernigan competed and faired well in the Murray State Racer Relays this past weekend.
Jernigan placed second in the discus with a throw of 123’8”.
He recorded a fifth-place finish in the shot put with a toss of 40-feet, 7-inches.
There were 28 throwers in both competitions.
Jernigan was the only representative from the Tornado track program to participate in the event.

Greenfield rallies
to beat Red Devils

Greenfield scored three times in the bottom of the fourth to erase a 4-3 deficit and went on to beat South Fulton 7-5 in the only baseball game Monday involving a local entry.
Blustery winter-like conditions haunted both teams as they combined for nine errors.
Curtis Cathey and Cory Pinion both had two hits for the Red Devils (3-5), while Ryan Prince scored twice and Austin Hazlewood doubled in a run.
One of Pinion’s hits was a two-bagger and Cathey scored two times.
Just two of the six runs charged to Cathey were earned, but the senior righthander was charged with the pitching loss. Hazlewood relieved for the last two innings and gave up one earned run.
The two teams meet again today at 4 at SFHS.

Rebels’ Goltra era
begins against DC

Obion County Central will host Dyer County Thursday night for a spring football scrimmage.
The contest is set to begin at 6 with the Rebels seeing their first action under new head coach Kevin Goltra. DC is coached by OCCHS alumnus Barry Kendall.
OC will be without a handful of projected starters due to those players’ involvement with the Rebel baseball program.
Admission will be $5 per person and concessions will be available.
All proceeds will go to the Ross Shelton Scholarship Fund.

Tornadoes blanked
by Westview club

Union City High School’s first-year boys’ soccer program fell to 0-4 with a 6-0 loss to Westview Monday.
The Tornadoes had 13 shots on goal, but failed to find the net for the third straight match.
Walker Barnes drew praise from head coach John Graham for good defensive play.
The Chargers got two goals from Gian Garma and a pair of assists from both Ashton Meyeer and Nic Fortner to win for the first time in four outings this season.
Union City is set to visit Trenton this afternoon.

Fulton volleyballer
signs with MCU

The Mid-Continent University volleyball team has signed its first prospects for the 2013 season, beginning their recruiting class with a pair of western Kentucky high school players.
The Cougars signed Melissa Mora from Fulton City along with Caldwell County’s Jessie Stone.
Mora, a a 5-10 hitter, was a five-year starter, is the Bulldogs’ career leader in service aces with 262 and ranks second on Fulton City’s all-time kills list with 526.

Published in The Messenger 3.26.13

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